Reverb, where over priced guitars go to rot

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  1. Killcrop

    Killcrop Supporting Member

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    Let say you have a guitar and you'd like to list it for sale for more than you can get a new one? Than Reverb is your place. Page after page of guitars over what you can get new ones for.

    :aok:facepalm


    EDIT: I totally forgot, rants don't go over well here. So flame away.
     
  2. Presc

    Presc Member

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    I don’t flip guitars often, but I just listed one on Reverb. I was frankly surprised how high the prices for comparable guitars were - more than I expected. I listed around the midpoint of the group, but not seeing much action (which I’m not surprised by). It really seems like it’s a “dead market” with a lot of guitars listed at unrealistic prices that sit for a long time.
     
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  3. nmiller

    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Gold Supporting Member

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    Whereas Ebay, Craigslist, and the TGP Emporium are totally different. :rolleyes:
     
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    Papanate Gold Supporting Member

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    What exactly is your rant supposed to be about?
     
  5. iamdavea

    iamdavea Silver Supporting Member

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    Not my experience at all.
     
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  6. Killcrop

    Killcrop Supporting Member

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    Really? Do a search for Martin OM21. Almost every one of them, and there is like 30, are priced higher than you can get a new one. Pretty much everything I search for is the same way. You can occasionally find deals on Reverb, but only when I am selling something.
     
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    iamdavea Silver Supporting Member

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    I have no interest in Martins. With regard to the things I consistently look at--mostly Fender and boutique Strats--the prices are fair enough, with the option to make an offer. The Grosh Retro Classic I just purchased was priced about right, and I managed to get a slightly more favorable deal. I have no complaints.
     
  8. Killcrop

    Killcrop Supporting Member

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    Don't even get me started on Custom Shop Fenders.
     
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  9. derekd

    derekd Member

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    Asking price is one thing, selling price is another.

    Once again, the market sets the price, not the seller.

    I know this is a tough concept for some but for those @Killcrop points out, they get to keep their instruments a bit longer until the market changes to meet their expectations or they adjust those expectations.
     
  10. iamdavea

    iamdavea Silver Supporting Member

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    Sounds like you're already started.
     
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    They're listed because they're not selling - you don't see all the ones that are moving because they were well priced, because well priced goods tend to sell fast.
     
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    I bought several used Guitars at Reverb. I got good deals on all of them. I made offers and negotiated the final price. I prefer Reverb over eBay.
     
  13. Windup 43

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    Some people aren’t desperate for the money and will only sell if they get the price they want, and therefore the guitars will sit for awhile...no one’s forcing anyone to look at the listings if they’re not interested, so I’m not sure what the problem is?
     
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  14. pickaguitar

    pickaguitar 2011 TGP Silver Medalist Silver Supporting Member

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    Hey OP

    Martin list price 3,399
    sweetwater 2,699
    reverb used 2,100 / new 2,519
    maury's music 2,699
    myfavoriteguitars 2,699

    Do this...
    Retail list price 3,399 x's 60% = $2,039.40
    CALL Maury's or Jon at myfavoriteguitars above and order it for $2,039.40.
    They'll sell it to you for that...they simply can't list it online for that price.
     
  15. LTigh

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    Really depends on what you're looking for. I've gotten ridiculously good deals on MURIKA Fender strats from teh Reverbs, and scored a nice PRS S2 for well below market price as well.

    Also, Imma guess (okay, basing this off of a tactic one of my buddies used to use) that some of them "overpriced" guitars are there because wifey got on dude's nuts to clear out some storage space for her useless tchotchkes like handbags or shoes or the termite-infested "furniture" she bought the last time she went antiquing, so he puts up some of his gear on teh Reverb at a ridiculous amount so that no-one will want to buy it, but enough that if someone does, it's not as painful as it would be. Thus he has some plausible deniability while telling wifey that he wants to get the best price for his gear, or some such placating excuse.
     
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    Add Rainbow Guitars to that list, always been really easy to work with for me (almost as easy as Jon at myfavoriteguitars).
     
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    iamdavea Silver Supporting Member

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    Do you always talk like this?
     
  18. Jabby92

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    Totally agree. Its rare to find a good deal on there anymore, and a lot of the times the guitars are not in the condition that people advertise. Lots of stuff gets hyped in the ad too, to not be what it is really is. Its pretty much become a gear rental outlet..
     
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  19. Hugh Manitee

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    Another thing to keep in mind is local perspective: USA-made items for sale in other countries may go for what appears to be more than the domestic as-new price. Currency exchange, and shipping/importing costs tend to make things more expensive in foreign markets.
     
  20. CanadianClassicRocker

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    I like reverb, I've sold several guitars, pedals, and parts there over the last few years.
    Bought a few items as well, their sellers fees are much more reasonable than eBay.
     
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